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Deer Population and Management

Colorado Deer Population and Management News Archive
Annual Deer Hunt
2006: 44,800
2007: 45,000
2008: 35,500
2009: 33,922
2010: 34,768
2011: 33,217
2012: 33,486
2013: 32,941

Hunting estimates are based on surveys of hunters, not reported kills as used by some states.
Poor survival for mule deer fawns.  Results of the deer hunt are based on surveys of deer hunters.  Whitetails increasing west of I-25.  Post hunt deer population of about 420,000.  One half to one third of the herd size in the 1940s and far below the pre-settlement numbers.